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2008 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Alcohol Consumption-WHITES

One drink is equivalent to a 12 ounce beer, a 5 ounce glass of wine, or a drink with one shot of liquor.
During the past 30 days, on the days when you drank, about how many drinks did you drink on the average?*

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  Total
Respond.^
Only one Two Three Four Five or more
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
North Carolina 6,056 2,935 41.7 39.8-43.5 1,852 29.6 28.0-31.4 648 12.5 11.2-13.9 234 5.4 4.5- 6.4 387 10.9 9.3-12.6
-WHITES 5,078 2,494 42.8 40.8-44.7 1,572 30.7 28.9-32.6 532 12.3 11.0-13.8 184 5.0 4.1- 6.1 296 9.1 7.8-10.7
GENDER
Males 2,383 914 32.5 30.1-35.1 783 32.4 29.9-35.0 335 15.1 13.2-17.3 120 6.4 5.0- 8.1 231 13.5 11.4-16.1
Females 2,695 1,580 55.0 52.1-57.8 789 28.8 26.3-31.4 197 9.0 7.4-10.9 64 3.4 2.4- 4.7 65 3.9 2.7- 5.5
HISPANIC
Hispanic 37 19 67.3 47.9-82.2 12 20.9 10.2-38.1 2 3.0 0.6-14.4 1 0.8 0.1- 5.5 3 8.1 1.9-28.4
Non-Hispanic 5,038 2,473 42.5 40.6-44.5 1,560 30.8 29.0-32.7 529 12.4 11.1-13.8 183 5.1 4.1- 6.2 293 9.2 7.8-10.7
AGE
18-24 110 28 28.4 18.6-40.7 24 21.4 13.3-32.6 19 13.9 8.2-22.5 7 6.5 2.8-14.6 32 29.8 20.6-41.1
25-34 511 169 30.0 25.5-35.0 164 31.9 27.2-37.1 80 16.3 12.7-20.7 37 8.2 5.6-11.9 61 13.5 10.0-18.0
35-44 923 350 38.0 34.3-41.9 315 32.3 28.8-36.1 137 14.9 12.3-17.9 48 6.9 4.9- 9.6 73 7.9 6.0-10.3
45-54 1,164 542 45.0 41.4-48.6 391 34.3 30.9-37.9 127 11.9 9.7-14.7 43 3.7 2.5- 5.4 61 5.1 3.7- 6.9
55-64 1,146 598 50.2 46.6-53.8 363 32.7 29.3-36.3 103 9.5 7.5-12.0 34 2.6 1.8- 4.0 48 4.9 3.5- 6.8
65-74 777 480 61.9 57.8-65.8 224 28.5 24.9-32.3 43 6.0 4.2- 8.3 13 1.7 0.9- 3.3 17 1.9 1.2- 3.2
75+ 425 315 76.4 71.6-80.7 84 18.3 14.5-22.8 21 4.0 2.5- 6.4 2 0.5 0.1- 2.1 3 0.7 0.2- 2.4
EDUCATION
Less Than H.S. 211 83 34.2 25.4-44.2 46 23.0 14.4-34.6 33 11.9 7.8-17.8 9 2.9 1.2- 6.8 40 28.0 18.8-39.5
H.S. or G.E.D. 1,030 443 37.0 32.3-41.9 289 24.8 21.3-28.7 131 14.1 11.3-17.4 54 7.5 5.2-10.6 113 16.7 13.0-21.2
Some Post-H.S. 1,363 656 41.4 37.8-45.2 429 30.2 26.8-33.8 151 14.6 11.8-18.1 52 5.2 3.4- 8.0 75 8.5 6.1-11.8
College Graduate 2,467 1,306 46.9 44.2-49.6 807 34.5 31.9-37.2 217 10.4 8.8-12.2 69 4.0 3.0- 5.3 68 4.2 3.0- 5.8
HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Less than $15,000 175 61 29.1 16.3-46.4 51 26.3 17.2-37.9 23 12.6 6.6-22.7 10 5.9 2.7-12.5 30 26.1 16.0-39.6
$15,000- 24,999 433 199 39.2 32.6-46.3 123 24.1 18.5-30.7 52 12.2 8.5-17.2 23 6.9 3.8-12.2 36 17.6 11.6-25.8
$25,000- 34,999 405 218 44.5 37.4-51.9 92 21.9 16.5-28.6 41 10.8 7.3-15.5 21 8.5 4.8-14.4 33 14.3 8.3-23.7
$35,000- 49,999 759 376 41.4 36.6-46.5 222 30.5 25.9-35.5 82 12.5 9.2-16.7 31 6.6 4.0-10.7 48 9.0 6.0-13.3
$50,000-74,999 956 433 41.1 37.0-45.3 315 30.5 26.8-34.4 122 16.2 13.2-19.7 30 4.8 2.8- 8.2 56 7.5 5.4-10.2
$75,000+ 1,887 915 42.8 39.7-45.9 657 35.7 32.7-38.8 181 10.9 9.1-13.1 60 4.1 3.0- 5.8 74 6.4 4.7- 8.8
DISABILITY STATUS
Yes 1,400 716 44.0 40.1-47.9 407 30.3 26.8-34.0 126 9.6 7.7-12.0 50 4.2 3.0- 5.9 101 11.9 9.2-15.4
No 3,580 1,735 42.6 40.3-44.9 1,142 31.1 28.9-33.2 391 12.9 11.4-14.7 127 5.2 4.1- 6.6 185 8.2 6.6-10.0
VETERAN STATUS
Veteran 974 463 45.5 41.4-49.7 288 28.1 24.5-31.9 111 11.6 9.2-14.5 49 6.8 4.5-10.0 63 8.1 5.8-11.1
Non-Veteran 4,102 2,030 42.2 40.0-44.4 1,283 31.3 29.2-33.4 421 12.5 11.0-14.1 135 4.7 3.7- 5.9 233 9.4 7.8-11.2

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*This question was asked only of respondents who reported drinking at least one drink in the last month.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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